A STOLEN car was stopped by police after leading officers on a high-speed chase.

The vehicle was brought to a halt in Devil’s Dyke Road, Hove, at about 7pm yesterday.

Sussex Police were first called at 6.05pm to reports that an address in Colebrook Close, Worthing, had been broken into and car keys had been taken.

These were used to steal a Vauxhall Astra which was parked outside.

Shortly afterwards, patrolling officers spotted the car on the A27 at Lyons Farm and signalled for it to stop.

But the driver failed to do so, pulling away eastbound at speed.

It cut down Coombes Road at Lancing before returning to the A27 and driving towards Brighton.

Police were able to stop the car in Devil’s Dyke Road in Hove, but needed to use force to bring the vehicle to a halt.

During the incident, several police cars were damaged and a cyclist sustained minor injuries when he was forced to avoid the car as it passed him in Coombes Road.

There were no other injuries, the force has confirmed.

A man aged 38 was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, driving while unfit through drink and drugs, driving whilst disqualified, failing to stop for police and burglary.

A boy aged 16 was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Both are currently in custody for interview and further enquiries.

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